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Vision Zero Expands Into Brooklyn

Posted: February 20, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Last year, New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative, a program aimed at reducing pedestrian deaths made a momentous announcement. De Blasio announced that in 2017, not only did the city see a decrease in overall traffic accidents, but that traffic accidents involving pedestrians also fell. In fact, the city saw a […]

Woman Falls Down Subway Stairs To Her Death At 7th Avenue Station

Posted: February 19, 2019 | Categories: Slip & Falls

The New York Subway is probably one of the most iconic in the nation. The first underground line of the subway opened on October 27, 1904. Still running today, it’s no surprise that the subway services millions of New Yorkers and tourists in a single day. Just how many? Approximately 5.8 million ride the subway […]

Guilty Plea In Accident Involving 18 Motorcyclists

Posted: February 18, 2019 | Categories: Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcycles lack most safety features that automobiles have, such as seatbelts and airbags, it’s no surprise that motorcyclists are more at risk for serious injuries and fatalities. Because we share the road with motorcycles, we all have a responsibility to drive in a way that is safer for bikers sharing our roadways. According to […]

Officer Dies In Garbage Truck Crash

Posted: February 14, 2019 | Categories: Wrongful Death

ABC 7 New York reports on a fatal crash involving an off-duty NYPD officer and a city garbage truck. A horrific accident claimed the life of an off-duty New York Police Department officer early on the morning of Wednesday, January 16, 2019. 28-year-old Brian Kessler, who was assigned to Police Service #8 of the housing […]

Cross Bronx Expressway Crash Ends In Fatality

Posted: February 13, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Car accidents are an unfortunate fact of life and chances are that if you haven’t been in one, you will witness at least one in your lifetime. If you do witness a car accident, keep safety first in mind. Pull over to help, but make sure that your vehicle is safely out of the way […]

Crash Blamed On Tesla Autopilot System

Posted: February 12, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

The Tesla Autopilot is perhaps one of the first steps to truly automated vehicles, once thought to be squarely in the realm of science fiction and fantasy. While it cannot quite drive the vehicle on its own, it does offer assistance keeping the vehicle in its lane and can automatically adjust its speed based on […]

Fatal Long Island Crash Started With Teen Fleeing Police

Posted: February 11, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Police are trained in how to drive in stressful conditions, which includes training on how to maneuver at high speeds, such as those that often occur in chases. Many police departments have guidelines on when a chase can be initiated and when one must be called off because of the danger to the public. Often […]

Speed Is Of The Essence In An Emergency

Posted: February 8, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Seat belts, airbags, lane departure warnings, emergency braking, and other safety features are all designed to keep people as safe as possible during a crash. While these safety features have undoubtedly lowered the incidence of fatal accidents and injuries, it turns out there’s an even more important factor in whether or not a crash will […]

Trucks Ignore Weather Ban, Cause 19 Car Pileup

Posted: February 7, 2019 | Categories: Truck Accidents

Inclement weather can cause even the best of drivers to have a bad day and crash. The recent snowstorm that struck the northeast prompted officials in New York to temporarily ban tractor-trailers from a section of the Thruway. The ban was put into effect because the of the hazardous road conditions expected to be caused […]

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